ISCAS 2005, May 26th, 2005, Kobe, Japan

LIST OF ATTENDEES (#32)
Mario di Bernardo
Tetsuro Endo
Zbigniew Galias
Marco Gilli
Leonid Goldgeisser
Martin Hasler
Takashi Hisakado
Ian Hiskens
Michael Peter Kennedy
Tohru Kohda
Henry Leung
Derong Liu
Jinhu Lu
Gian Mario Maggio (Past-Chair)
Shinsaku Mori
Tetsuo Nishi
Yoshifumi Nishio (Chair)
Maciej Ogorzalek
Marcus Prochaska (for Wolfgang Mathis)
Toshimichi Saito (Secretary)
Arturo Sarmiento Reyes
Hiroo Sekiya
Gianluca Setti
Wallace K. S. Tang
Ljiljana Trajkovic
Tetsushi Ueta
Xiaofan Wang
Chai Wah Wu
Mustak Erhan Yalcin
Kiyotaka Yammamura
Huaquanq Zhang
Wei Xing Zheng

A G E N D A 
1. Opening of the meeting
2. New TC-NCAS members
3. Chair’s report on the TC-NCAS past year’s activities
4. Chair’s report from the TC Chairs Meetings
5. Technical activities promotions
6. Election of TC-NCAS officers
7. TCAS-I special issue of the selected papers from ISCAS

  • 1. Opening of the meeting:

Yoshifumi Nishio expressed his thanks to all TCNCAS members for their invaluable help with technical activities in the area of NCAS, including reviewing papers for TCAS and ISCAS and organizing conferences and special sessions.

  • 2. New TC-NCAS members: Yoshifumi Nishio welcomed the new members:

* Prof. Giuseppe Grassi (University of Lecce, Italy)
* Prof. Ioan Grosu (University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa”, Romania)
* Prof. Jinhu Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)
* Prof. Jitao Sun (Tongji University, P.R. China)
* Prof. Wallace K.S. Tang (City University of Hong Kong, P.R. China)
* Dr. Chai Wah Wu (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, U.S.A.)
Introductions: Jinhu (Wallace) Lu, K.S. (Michael) Tang, and Chai Wah Wu.
There are currently 83 committee members.

  • 3. Chair’s report on the TC-NCAS past year’s activities

TC-NCAS 2004-05 Annual Report to the IEEE-CAS Society:During 2004-2005, the members of the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (TC-NCAS) published 2 technical books in the field of nonlinear circuits and systems, edited 4 Special Issues in related journals, organized several special and invited sessions, and participated in numerous major conferences and workshops.Books:
[1] A. H. Zemanian, “Graphs and Networks: Transfinite and Nonstandard,” Birkhauser, ISBN 0-8176-4292-7, 2004.
[2] M. E. Yalcin, J. A. K. Suykens, J. P. L. Vandewalle, “Cellular Neural Networks, Multi-Scroll Chaos and Synchronization,” vol. 50, World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science, Series A, World Scientific Pub. Co, Singapore, ISBN 981-256-161-7, 2005.

Special Issues in CAS-related Journals:
[1] Mamoru Tanaka (Guest Editor) Special Issue on “Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing” RISP Journal of Signal Processing, November 2004.
[2] Tohru Kohda (Guest Editor) Special Section on “Nonlinear Theory and its Applications” IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, October 2005, to appear.
[3] C.K. Tse, G. Kolumban and F.C.M. Lau (Guest Editors) Special Issue on “Applications of Chaos in Communications” Journals of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, October 2005, to appear.
[4] Hideki Asai (Guest Editor) Special Issue on “Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing” RISP Journal of Signal Processing, November 2005, to appear.

Special/Invited Sessions/Tutorials organized:
[1] ISCAS’04 – Special Session on: “Behavioral Modeling and Analog and Mixed Signal Simulation” – Organizer: Leonid Goldgeisser.
[2] ISCAS’04 – Special Session on: “Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity in Network Traffic Modeling and Control” – Organizers: Gianluca Setti, Gianluca Mazzini, and Riccardo Rovatti.
[3] NOLTA’04 – Special Session on: “Nonlinear Analysis and Modeling of Neural Signal Processing and Coding” – Organizers: Martin Hasler, Kazuyuki Aihara, Naoki Masuda, and Oscar De Feo.
[4] NOLTA’04 – Special Session on: “Continuous-Discrete Systems Part I: Theory and Analysis” – Organizers: Chi Kong Tse, Wolfgang Schwarz, Toshimichi Saito, and Hiroo Sekiya.
[5] NOLTA’04 – Special Session on: “Continuous-Discrete Systems Part II: Applications to Power Electronics” – Organizers: Chi Kong Tse, Wolfgang Schwarz, Toshimichi Saito, and Hiroo Sekiya.
[6] NOLTA’04 – Special Session on: “Nonlinear and Statistical Signal Processing” – Organizers: Gianluca Setti, Riccardo Rovatti, and Gianluca Mazzini.
[7] ISCAS’05 – Special Session on “Networks-on-Chip (NoCs): Theory and Applications” – Organizers: Gian Mario Maggio and Ljupco Kocarev.
[8] ISCAS’05 – Special Session on: “Behavioral Modeling and AMS Simulation” – Organizer: Leonid Goldgeisser.
[9] ISCAS’05 – Special Session on “Complex Dynamical Networks” – Organizers: Guanrong Chen and Xiaofan Wang.
[10] ISCAS’05 – Special Session on “Modeling and Analysis of Power/Signal Integrity” – Organizer: Hideki Asai.

Conferences, Workshops, Schools:
[1] International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS’04), Chengdu, China, June 27-29, 2004.
[2] The Third Asia-Pacific Workshop on Chaos Control and Synchronization (APWCCS’04), Melbourne, Australia, July 18-19, 2004.
[3] International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’04), Fukuoka, Japan, November 29 – December 3, 2004.
[4] International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing (NCSP’05), Honolulu, U.S.A., March 4-6, 2005.
[5] International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks (CSN’05), Hong Kong, China, May 20, 2005.
[6] International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS’05), Hong Kong, China, May 27-30, 2005.
[7] The Second International Conference on Nonlinear Science and Applications (NSA’05), Shanghai, China, June 3-7, 2005.
[8] Second International Conference Physics and Control (PhysCon’05), St. Petersburg, Russia, August 24-26, 2005.

“Advances in CAS” Newsletters:
[1] “Chaos-based Frequency Modulated Signals,” S. Callegari, R. Rovatti, and G. Setti, August 2004.
[2] “A general Method to Predict the Amplitude of Oscillation in Nearly-Sinusoidal Oscillators,” G. M. Maggio, O. De Feo, and M. P. Kennedy, February 2005.

WWW Site and Mailing List:
o The TC-NCAS WWW page http://diva.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ljilja/tcncas contains links to members’ WWW pages, TC news, conference reports, and meeting minutes, information regarding past and future conferences, and links to other sites of interest.
o The TC-NCAS mailing list address is ncastc-ieee@sfu.ca. The list currently consists of 83 subscribers (NCAS Technical Committee members and guests). The list is private and supports geographically diverse membership. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe by sending e-mail to ljilja@cs.sfu.ca.
In order to eliminate spam messages sent to ncastc-ieee@sfu.ca, the TC-NCAS mailing list has been moved from a Majordomo to a regular Maillist system. The advantage of the Maillist system is that it allows to restrict senders to list members only. It also has no restriction to the size of email attachments sent to the list members. In hope to avoid spam, we have also eliminated the “@” signs from all email addresses that appear on the TC-NCAS Web pages.

TC-NCAS OFFICERS (Term ending at ISCAS 2005) Yoshifumi Nishio, Chair
Gian Mario Maggio, Past-Chair
Joos Vandewalle, Chair-elect
Toshimichi Saito, Secretary
Ljupco Kocarev, Track Chair for NCAS at ISCAS 2005

  • 4. Chair’s report from the TC Chairs Meetings on May 23.

“Advances in Circuits and Systems”: This quarterly news service was created last year. It intends to alert CAS members about new important developments in the CAS research areas. Four issues have been distributed in the past year. They included 29 contributions from 17 TCs and the VP Technical Activities. TC-NCAS had 2 contributions in the past year.”Future Directions in Circuits and Systems”: Announcement of the workshop on May 27.”Xell (Explore enabled learning library)”: Martin Hasler announced that the CAS Society has budgeted 40K for producing two tutorials under the new program named Xell. He encourages the Technical Committees to think about possible themes for such a tutorial and persons who could realize it. This program still needs approval from the IEEE TAB (Technical Activities Board). Martin will inform the Technical Committee Chairs when this action item has been approved and more details known.

  • 5. Technical activities promotions.

Forthcoming conferences/workshops:
[1] European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD$B!G(B05), Cork, Ireland, August 29 – September 1, 2005.
[2] International Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES$B!G(B05), Potsdam, Germany, September 18-22, 2005.
[3] International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’05), Bruges, Belgium, October 18-21, 2005.
[4] International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing (NCSP’06), Honolulu, U.S.A., March 3-5, 2006.
[5] International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’06), Island of Kos, Greece, May 21-24, 2006.
[6] International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’06), Italy, 2006.

  • 6. Election of TC-NCAS officers.

Ljupco Kocarev and Chi K. Tse were unanimously elected as the secretary and the track chair for ISCAS 2006, respectively.TC-NCAS OFFICERS (Term ending at ISCAS 2006):
* Joos Vandewalle, Chair (joos.vandewalle at esat.kuleuven.ac.be)
* Yoshifumi Nishio, Past-Chair (nishio at ee.tokushima-u.ac.jp)
* Toshimichi Saito, Chair-elect (tsaito at k.hosei.ac.jp)
* Ljupco Kocarev, Secretary (lkocarev at ucsd.edu)
* Chi K. Tse, Track Chair for NCAS at ISCAS 2006 (encktse at polyu.edu.hk) 

  • 7. TCAS-I special issue of the selected papers from ISCAS.

Ljiljana Trajkovic announced possible special issue of the selected papers from ISCAS 2005, which has been proposed at the TCAS-I editorial board meeting. In order to make selections of several best papers from NCAS Track of ISCAS, Gianluca Setti, Ljupco Kocarev, and Chi K. Tse were elected as volunteers.Remark: After the meeting, the Editor-in-Chief of TCAS-I Keshab Parhi announced his decision not to publish the special issue this year. The special issue is currently planned for papers presented at ISCAS 2006.

Prepared by: G. M. Maggio, Y. Nishio, J. Vandewalle, T. Saito, L. Kocarev, and Lj. Trajkovic. (A copy of these minutes will be posted on the TCNCAS Web site)